Oct 28, 2013
By Scott Walker
Stage and screen veteran Angela Lansbury is about to become the first inductee into the Hall of Fame of a regional theatre where she got her start.
Lansbury received the first of her five Tony Awards for her performance in the title role in “Mame” in 1964. Twelve years earlier, she was part of the company of the Buck’s County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, about a ninety-minute drive from New York City.
The theatre was founded in the 1930s by a group of artists, led by playwright-director Moss Hart. Several stars have performed there, including Grace Kelly, Bea Arthur, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and Liza Minnelli. It also has been a showcase for plays on their way to Broadway.
Lansbury becomes the first member of the Buck’s County Hall of Fame tonight. She will be inducted by producer-director Harold Prince.